Campaign-funding cold war continues

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

In the waning hours of this past session of the Missouri General Assembly, a bill was passed to once again remove campaign contribution limits. Such legislation had been previously enacted in 2007, only to be overturned because of the way it was implemented.

This year the legal problems with removing contribution limits seem to have been resolved, and the current limits will be removed starting in August, after the primary election. Removing such limits is not an unreasonable step…